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1996 BMW 323i 3.2L No Start
This vehicle was towed into us, engine cut out and was restarted only to cut out again. We scoped crank angle sensor and replaced due to intermittent signal to ecu. Engine started and ran fine after new crank sensor but cut out again on road test. Engine was a...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L A/C cooling fans VIN: 3G5DB03E62
Greetings Techs, I've replaced both the A/C condenser and radiator due to leaks in both components. Aside from a serious parts nightmare that isn't pertinent to this problem, it's otherwise been a straightforward repair. The A/C blows cold and it's holding a ...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Fit & Finish
want to know if 2003 seats will work in 2006 pt cruiser, seat belts are different, customer wants to use his 2003 seats [leather] in his new 2006, 2003 has seat heaters also, thanks Barry [...]
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B8GP54L42
Customer had vehicle towed to my shop friday and said thursday it suffered massive power loss and died on him. Starting from cold it runs fine for a few minutes then randomly it jerks and starts to lope and feels like a misfire. Then it straightens out and rev...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7KU28D64
I have this truck here that keeps throwing a p0300 code it used to be intermit, now seems to be getting worse, fired it up cold the other day and watched misfire data, it shows most of the cylinders misfiring. Now also getting a surge while driving at times, a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L Evap core VIN: 3D7KU28C94
Had truck come in for no A/C [this is a snow plow truck] Found reciever dryer rusted and leaking. When when to replaced the drier found the evap tube corroded were the spring latchs, the lip is gone and will not hold . Owner doesn't want to replace the core , ...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L O2 Sensor VIN: 1FMYU02173
Step 1: I replaced the ECT Sensor first to make sure the PCM was receiving the correct engine temperature for it's algorithm to calculate various temperatures. Step 2: Cleared all codes. Step 3: Drive vehicle and the 'Check Engine' light illuminates again. ...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSF21RX8
truck came in no crank, no start. eec test=u101. pinpoint test G1. load tested powers and ground to transmission control module=good, ohm tested can wires to dcl connector=pass, replaced and reprogrammed tcm. vehicle started right up and ran good. took vehicle... Trouble codes: U0101
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHLRD17611
truck starts up fine cold. as it warms up accel gets rough. removed vc found valve tight exhaust side adjusted all to spec.tested fuel press found at 32 lbs replaced pump and strainer, any help would be appreciated . Trouble codes: P0131
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, Bogs under accel
Hello all, and thanks for your time. This one Has really got me searching. No Codes stored. Issue, In drive and under acceleration the engine bogs, feels restricted. takes a long time to reach 60 MPH. Idle is smooth and under no load it will rev right up. Th...
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73326
Vehicle first came to shop on the hook, crank bolt loosened and locating pin sheared. Replacecd crank pulley, crank gear, Crank bolt and washer, and timing belt. Seemed to run fine when done, Shipped vehicle, came back 2 days later with misfire at idle on 1, 3... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire)
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Converter VIN: JN8AZ08W53
vehicle was towed in. will not move forward, feels like transmission is locked up. will move in reverse
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L oil pressure guage VIN: 1G2HX54K33
I have this Bonneville I just picked up thats a good runner. No engine noise and no coolant in the oil. It does have 1 issue or maybe 2 depending... Oil pressure gauge is pegged at 120 psi and fuel guage will fluctuate so actual fuel level is unknown. My Solu...
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L Stall VIN: WVGAV75N59
this customer has had this vw at the dealer they could not get it to act up,several times.vw,s are not my forte' but i would like to suggest a path for my customer to take of probable i,am not looking for miracles just a possability of ideas of fix...

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2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1B3ES26C84
customer picked up car n never made it the time i ralized that both sensors had to b replaced together he was gone.the job was good n he could run longer than before hand.found the connection to problem w/a little help from my friends at atn but somet...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L unknown VIN: 1FALP62W2T
I did take out the control head and wiggled the wires but all was good. I did find the shift lock actuator had an issue and was blowing a fuse. I still couldn't get the control head to give some info. Customer decided to bail on the repair so that's all I have...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA52483
Fixed vehicle by adjusting Idle screw at the throttle plate. Not the Iac. Someone must have adjusted it for a lower idle to keep from setting an Iac code. When new one installed cause van to cut off Trouble codes: P1633 (KAM Low Voltage), P1507 (Prevous Code Until Replacement Of IAC), N0TE.
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L high LTFT VIN: 1FTZR45E84
Its been a month and the LTFT's that were floating around 10, have not caused the MIL to return. Thanks for the replies! Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L right front take off noise VIN: SHSRD78806
cust traded in car. thanks for all replies. he did not want to spend any more money
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48N9Y
Thanks for the input, rechecked all power supplies, grounds, even ran new ground. replaced crank & cam sensors, asd relay, rechecked wiring from ignition switch and junction block, still int. shut down. every time no communication with pcm, sent pcm for repair...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L a/c not cooling VIN: 1J8GW48N23
Thanks for the quick responses! I had my supplier give me a second compressor and expansion valve and I also purchased a new expansion valve from the dealer. I did use aftermarket parts initially, but after reading your replies I decided to use the dealer expa...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L EIS is not unlock VIN: WDBTK75J55
Thanks for all the replies! The fix is with 2nd new EIS.To play with it how it works,so we can learn about this system. We do need a SDS here! If the EIS recognize that the key is inserted: It will show in actual value Terminal 15-Terminal 50 No. 500-Key inser...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L S belt
Thank all for replying. The casting on the head broke off were the tensioner bolt goes. I look and look then decided the head had to come off. Put a used head back on and a new tensioner and all is well
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